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MWC19 | Samsung unveils the Galaxy A30 and A50 for lovers of sub-premium phones with massive batteries

The Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50. (Source: Samsung)
The Samsung Galaxy A30 and A50. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung's new Galaxy S10 phones may have a monopoly of the headlines at the moment but the company's new A30 and A50 are also interesting releases in their own right. The devices feature premium camera setups, Super AMOLED displays, and beefy batteries for power users.

Samsung appears to be giving more attention than ever to its Galaxy A series of smartphones. The company, over the last six months or so, has launched an assortment of Galaxy A phones, with most of them serving as a testbed for new features. The South Korean giants have now released another duo of devices, in the Galaxy A30 and A50, with both phones sporting an impressive specifications sheet.

The Galaxy A30 and A50 both sport 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED displays. Samsung devices have generally featured Super AMOLED panels but a few recent releases have opted for LCD displays, so it's nice to see a return to form with the A30 and A50 duo.

The A30 is powered by an Exynos 7885, and will come in two models: One with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and another with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. At its rear is a 16 MP main shooter with f/1.7 aperture, and a 5 MP wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture. There's a traditional fingerprint sensor on the device's back. At the front is a 16 MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture nestled inside a small notch—marketed as an Infinity-U diplay.

The A50 is powered by an Exynos 9610 and also comes in two models: One with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, and another with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. There's a triple camera setup at the back: A 25 MP main sensor with f/1.7 aperture, a 5 MP wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5 MP depth sensor also with f/2.2 aperture. The selfie camera is a 25 MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Unlike the A30, the A50 sports an in-display fingerprint reader.

Both devices get their juice from sizeable 4000 mAh battery units, with charge times kept down due to Samsung's fast charging technology.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-02-25 (Update: 2019-02-25)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.